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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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My IVC was placed about eight years ago, after a (everything

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My IVC was placed about eight years ago, after a (everything went wrong, removal of my whole colon. Opened me up three times in three days ) and over the years, the veins in groin and whole frontal area of my torso, have swollen to a point where they can be seen bulging under my tee shirts. One vain in right groin is swollen to the size of half a gulf ball. Some are becoming very tender to a touch.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Your symptoms of swelling in torso and groin can be;

1) Incisional hernia; bulge of internal organs via weakness in previous surgical scar (with your history of surgery).

2) Groin bulge; an inguinal or femoral hernia.

Having said that; with your IVC and colon issues; these swellings can be associated aneurysm too or varicose veins. You need an ultrasound and a colored doppler study (specialized ultrasound) for ascertainment and confirmation of the diagnosis. You may require corrective surgery for the treatment.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

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